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While library buildings are closed until further notice, our staff are working remotely to support you.

Full details on our COVID-19 Updates page, or search our Library Services FAQ, or use our 24/7 Live Chat to talk to a librarian.

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Libraries and COVID-19

The WA state governor's office has released Library Services COVID-19 Requirements which will guide our re-opening plan.

We continue to monitoring the COVID-19 research coming out of REALM (Re-opening Archives Libraries and Museums). The health and safety of OC Libraries employees and patrons continues to guide our quarantine restrictions.

REALM COVID-19 research info graphic- featuring a calendar and clock


Curbside Pick-Up returns in Spring Quarter!

The health and safety of our OC community is our number one priority in our no-contact pick-up service. Before you request an item for pick-up, there are a few steps you should follow to ensure a safe and hassle-free transaction.

  1. Search and Find. Log in to the OC Library OneSearch Catalog and search for your item. You must log in FIRST before making a request for pick-up.
  2. Make Your Request. If an item can be requested you will see a "Request" button in the record for the item. Select the "Request" button to initiate a pick-up. 
  3. Wait. It may take a week or more to prepare your item for pick-up depending on its location, destination, and staff availability. Thank you for your patience. To check the status of your holds at any time, log in to your Library Account. 
  4. Get Notice and Follow Instructions. The library will send you an email to your OC email account with specific instructions for pick-up when your item is ready including a link to schedule your pick-up appointment. If you have any questions, please email rjeffrey@olympic.edu.


  • Bring a cell phone to call us when you arrive.
  • Wear a mask or other face covering when you pick up items.
  • Be prepared to verify your identification by providing your name and Student ID number.
  • Remain behind the designated marker and wait for your items to be delivered to the cart/table.
  • After the staff member has delivered your items to the cart/table, you may approach and pick-up your items.

Returning Items

Material can be returned in any of the following ways:

Book drops are available on all three campuses.

  • On the Bremerton campus the drop box is located in an alcove to the right of the bottom of the semi-circular stairs. Video below.


  • On the Olympic College Poulsbo Campus, the book drop is located outside the doors across from the Security Office, on the ground floor (the level nearest to the Student Parking Lot). 

Picture of OC Poulsbo with Book Drop highlighted

  • On the Olympic College Shelton Campus, the book drop is located outside at the corner of the Palmer Student Center.

Exterior of the Shelton campus Palmer Student Center with the book drop highlighted

Via USPS. Mail items to-  Olympic College Libraries 1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337-1669 Although we cannot offer pre-paid postage, book rates are usually reasonable. 

If you have questions about returning your materials, please email rjeffrey@olympic.edu

OC Resources

COVID-19 info

  • College-wide information and resources

Virtual Assistance

  • Connect to live help across campus